1st of December 2019
168 Gossamer Drive, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland
There are 2 grades for our Seventh-day Adventist Discipleship Tournaments:
Championship Grade – for the teams who wish to play 4 His Glory through excellence and competition.
Social Grade – for the teams who wish to play 4 His Glory through fun and fellowship.
Please note: The above options will be based upon the number of teams that register in that division, we may need to consolidate or alter grades based on viable numbers. Your team will be consulted if this is necessary.
Fee & Application
$290.00 per team (This cost covers the venue, trophies, refs, tournament running expenses and equipment, and security). The cutoff date for ALL applications and payments is Monday, November 11, 2019. Any player changes in successfully registered teams must then be phoned/emailed through to Adeline Teine by the end of the Monday before the tournament. Team acceptance will be by acknowledgment of your successful Application Form by the North New Zealand Conference Youth Ministries.
Download information, posters & slides at adventist.org.nz/resources/nnzc-soccer
16+ Age Limit
A player must be 16 years or older. All the SDA Youth Sports Tournaments have an age limit of 16+ for players. This has been set to ensure the safety, fairness and duty of care requirements for young people playing at this level of competition. This age limit policy also means that we meet our Church’s Safe Place Policies (the tournaments are not currently set up to meet the requirements for under 16s) and the wishes of our churches (who indicated in a survey last year that they do not want to play against under 16s in our Youth Tournaments). Thank you for taking note of this age limit and protecting the standard of our Tournaments. If a team does use an under 16 player, they forfeit that game and the under-age player will be asked to leave the court.
NNZC SDA Discipleship Tournaments – 4 His Glory
Be part of the Sporting Legacy of the SDA Church
The 4 annual Sports Tournaments run by the North NZ Conference have a long and rich legacy of discipleship. They provide a forum for young people to show excellence, have fun, make connections, and shine for God’s Glory. We love seeing the churches use this time by mentoring and encouraging their young people to be better connected to God and grow as disciples of Jesus. This happens during training, transport, games, fellowship, meals, team worships, and the extreme pressure that comes with playing sport. We also aim to provide opportunities for Adventist young people to grow healthy Christian relationships with each other and to celebrate being a valuable part of our church. The Conference will continue to organise the safest, fairest and best planned Tournaments to ensure these objectives are met.
Our dream is that every young person becomes a disciple of Jesus who:
- Knows Jesus
- Accepts Jesus
- Follows Jesus
- Serves Jesus
- Shares Jesus
Our prayer for each team is that they use their time together wisely to connect, grow, reach out, have fun, and learn how to glorify Christ in every area of their lives.